In general, the most sought-after generators are inverter generators. This is due to the fact that they can be used to provide power to a vast number of items. Anything from household electronics and smartphones to portable air conditioning units can be powered using an inverter generator.
These are usually compact enough to also allow them to be easily transported and of course provide a more constant and efficient energy flow to your devices. That said, various types of generator remain popular depending on the purpose. Here we will examine the benefits held within several of the market’s most popular generators.
First up for review is the Super Quiet WEN 56200i. This 2,000 Watt model produces a more than adequate output to sustain a variety of your household items with minimal fuss. It possesses a 79cc 4 stroke OHV engine which delivers 1,600 Watts of running power.
Its super quiet delivery of power makes this a perfect park companion or a partner on your next camping trip. It contains a variety of USB, AC and DC power connectors so you are never at a loss for power with a variety of types.
At a weight of 48 pounds, it is also highly portable, perfect for bringing on a day trip where your location may change several times. It also features an automatic shut down in the event of low oil, low fuel, or power overload. This greatly helps to protect the engine.
With a 6 hour run time on a half load from its 1-gallon fuel tank, the WEN just keeps going. A fantastic purchase for a casual or first time user. This trustworthy inverter generator will keep your power going for a long time.
Next is the brightly colored and equally brightly performing Westinghouse WH220iXLT. This model features a 79cc OHV engine and a 1.3-gallon fuel tank which will run all night, up to 13 hours on a 25% load. This means that the Westinghouse provides phenomenal efficiency in terms of power provision.
It features a pull start, and again at 43 pounds, it is a highly maneuverable device. With Two 120VAC Outlets, One 12V DC Outlets, this model is well equipped to handle a wide range of devices and considering its low sound rating of just 59db, you will barely notice this generator running in the background.
Although the blue color doesn’t show it, this is the perfect purchase for someone who just wants to stay in the background with their highly effective power continuously flowing.
With a three year warranty provided as standard, and an on-call service team to politely deal with any issues which may arise, you need not worry about the quality and standards from Westinghouse.
Stepping down in power slightly to 1,000 watts, but stepping up in terms of brand name recognition. Honda is world renowned for providing both long lasting and top of the range products. The EU1000i is not different.
Coming decked out in traditional Honda red and black colors, the EU1000i possesses sufficient power to propel most of your regular everyday devices, including TVs and laptops. At 29 pounds, it is also one of the lightest available in our review. Carry it on a camping excursion or to your neighbors next barbecue and you will be the envy of the street.
As expected, the Honda has excellent performance in terms of efficiency. It can run for more than 8 hours on just over half a gallon of fuel. This is truly astonishing and the hallmark of an industry giant. With more than enough power outlets present to kick-start any device, this is a generator is especially one that the light user must not overlook.
Doubling the power output again is this Pulsar PG2000iS model with a 2,000 watt starting output which settles at 1,600 watts when running. The first eye catching feature of this model is its sharp white color which immediately sets it apart from the crowd as looking good.
The 79cc engine produces a very silent 63db of noise, so you need not worry about waking the neighbors while you have a late night barbecue or get-together with power provided by the pulsar. The PG2000is produces an impressive running time of more than 6 hours at 50% capacity. This will ensure to keep the party going.
Adding to these features is the fact that it is light-weight and very durable. Carry it around with ease and don’t worry about picking up a few knocks here and there whilst tailgating. The multiple power outlets enable simultaneous connection of several devices, and even a parallel connection between two models to give a power boost if desired.
With something to suit everyone, next we take a look at the AUDEW portable generator which is powered by either battery or solar power in producing its 220 Watts of power. Housing AC, DC and USB power charging connectivity, this smart and compact generator has all the bases covered.
Weighing in at only 5.5 pounds, this compact, black diamond is remarkable portable and easy to store at pretty much any location. It can easily provide power for laptops, cell phones or portable music devices. This makes it a perfect fit for friend’s gatherings. It can also comfortably support lights and other camping accessories.
Despite its relatively small size, this versatile battery generator is quickly turning into an item of necessity for those who value quality charging and longevity in a generator, not to mentions the safe, clean and totally quiet performance of this model.
Sticking with the battery powered inverter generators for our next product, the Poweradd possesses 185 Watts of power and is highly connective. It features multiple USB ports as well as both 12V and 110V power outlets to ensure that you always have available charging options.
The thing that stands out about this model on first sight is the trendy cube shape in which it appears. It is among the sleekest looking generators which we have ever seen, resembling something more in line with a Bluetooth speaker. As a result, this model can easily rest in a prominent position in your living room without looking out of place!
Weighing in at just under 3 pounds, this generator is most likely the smallest and most compact on the market. Despite its size it can still produce a hefty burst of power when required.
As is becoming customary, we round off this review series with our most powerful model. The Q6500 from proven industry giants Briggs and Stratton. If power is what you seek in your inverter generator, this is the place to look. The style is also not overlooked in this model with its trendy design and color scheme.
This model is astonishingly quiet for a beast which produces 6,500 watts of starting power, clocking in on the sound meter at a mere 66Db. At 128 pounds, it is also considerably lighter and more portable than other similar models.
This model possesses a high-efficiency engine and alternator combination. The result of this combination is 14 hours of running time on a 25% load. This is an excellent performance to keep your appliances running for the long haul.
With multiple 120V and 240V outlets, you will never be stranded for power. Thanks to a 24-month product warranty, the company will not see you stranded with defective products either. This displays clear confidence and trust in the product from above.
From our view of this diverse range of inverter generators, we can clearly surmise that it is not necessary to break the bank in order to purchase a top quality, long lasting generator. We have also learned that there is something available to suit all power and space needs.
While you are here, be sure to have a look at some of the other fantastic generators and power appliances available in our reviews.